Event #44 of the 2010 World Series of Poker has finished up and the event saw just over five hundred players competing. The event was a mixed hold’em (limit/no limit) tournament and with a buy-in of $2,500, the event saw a total prize pool offering of $1,166,100.
The event saw many top pros competing including Gavin Smith. Smith had yet to earn a WSOP bracelet until this event. He came into final table play second in chips and he kept his momentum to earn the first place win which included his first WSOP bracelet.
The first player to be eliminated from the competition was Mike Santoro. Mike was all in with A-J against Michael Michnik who held pocket eights. The flop fell Q-10-7-8-5 and Michnik now was up more in chips as Mike was out in ninth place.
Eighth place would go to Dwyte Pilgrim when he went all in against Jamie Rosen. The board read J-10-8-Q-7 and Rosen held Q-7 and Pilgrim held K-3. Rosen held the better hand and Pilgrim was out in eighth place.
Seventh would go to Daniel Idema when he went all in against Timothy Finne and Jamie Rosen. Finne would earn trip kings on the hand and Rosen’s pocket jacks would be better than Idema’s hand and Idema would be out in seventh while Rosen would fall behind somewhat in chips.
Sixth place would go to Jarred Solomon when he went all in against Danny Hannawa. Hannawa held A-K which gave him a high pair and Solomon would get no help on the turn or river so he was out in sixth place.
Fifth place would go to Jaime Rosen who went up against Danny Hannawa. The board fell 8-7-3-4-10 and Rosen would have A-J against Hannawa’s A-K. Hannawa held the higher cards so he was the winner of the hand which sent Rosen home in fifth place.
Fourth place would go to Michael Michnik who went all in against Gavin Smith. Smith would show pocket kings and they made a better hand than Michnik’s Q-J so he was out in fourth place. Third would go to Timothy Finne when he went all in against Danny Hannawa. Finne would watch as Hannawa would get an ace for the one he already had and Finne would be eliminated in third place.
This would leave Hannawa and Smith to play in heads up play. Smith would have the chip lead and the final hand would play out like this: Hannawa would raise on the button and Smith would re-raise. Hannawa would call all in and show his cards which were 10-8. Smith held A-Q. The board played out A-K-2-J-J and Smith would win the hand as well as his first WSOP bracelet.
1. Gavin Smith — $268,238
2. Danny Hannawa — $166,005
3. Timothy Finne — $110,324
4. Michael Michnik — $81,871
5. Jamie Rosen — $61,441
6. Jarred Solomon — $46,562
7. Daniel Idema — $35,601
8. Dwyte Pilgrim — $27,438
9. Mike Santoro — $21,304